March 9th, 2015
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 26.Â They will be offering the fecal occult blood test.
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While the weather forced them to wait two extra days to begin play at their annual Wes Bishop Wood Bat Clas-sic, Saturday paid off big for Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team. Playing Pampa, Ballinger and San Angelo Lake View in one day at their event â€” over a 10-hour period â€” was by far the most game action the team had seen in a nearly two-week period since its scheduled opener.
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Sweetwater reached the finals of Big Springâ€™s softball tournament before los-ing to Abilene Wylie, 9-6, in Saturdayâ€™s Silver Bracket championship game.
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Roscoe had a handful of athletes who placed with top-six finishes at its season-opening Blackland Divide Relays that was held Friday.
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Today, a 70% showers will be likely, with cloudy skies and a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 44. Winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the northwest after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, MARCH 9
Sweetwater JV White hosts Abilene High, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater JV boys at Big Spring tournament.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Sweetwater varsity plays at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at San Angelo tournament.
Fridayâ€™s revised schedule was cancelled at the Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic when the Sportsmanâ€™s Park field remained unplayable due to effects of the areaâ€™s recent snowstorm.
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The Sweetwater Jaycees, Sweetwater Independent School District and Region 14 Education Service Center presented a multi-region video conference program focused on rattlesnakes recently.
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A lot of rattlesnakes have been captured, sold, killed and processed during the 57-year history of the Sweetwater Jaycees' World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
And the older, wiser Jaycees â€”Â known within the organization as Roosters â€” believe that the tradition the civic group started will keep going strong after they're long gone.
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This yearâ€™s Ridinâ€™ for Cash Bull Bash proved to be another successful event, as $8,613 was raised from ticket sales, raffle tickets and t-shirt sales.
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